Dunnose Head, West Falkland

Dunnose Head is a small settlement on West Falkland, on Philomel Pass on Queen Charlotte Bay of Bay. It is about 50 miles (80 km) west south west of Port Howard, and does not have a proper road connection.

Dunnose Head used to be part of Packe Brothers Ltd holdings, but on sub-division was formed into three farms. Two of these were based on the old settlement, these were Narrows Farm (covering the old Packe's area East of the Settlement), and Dunnose Head Farm,(covering the old Centre Camp and Stud Flock). The other farm was based on Shallow Harbour House, which is west of the old settlement, and covers the old Packe's Ewe Camps which were named South and North Camps plus Raus Creek.

Coordinates: 51°45′22″S 60°25′08″W / 51.756°S 60.419°W


Dunnose may refer to

Dunnose Head, West Falkland, a small settlement

Dunnose, Isle of Wight, a headland used in navigation

Dunnose Head

Dunnose Head may refer to

Dunnose Head, West Falkland, a small settlement

Dunnose, Isle of Wight, a headland used in navigation

Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight (; also referred to informally as The Island or abbreviated to IoW) is a county and the largest and second-most populous island in England. It is in the English Channel, between 2 and 5 miles off the coast of Hampshire, separated by the Solent. The island has resorts that have been holiday destinations since Victorian times, and is known for its mild climate, coastal scenery, and verdant landscape of fields, downland and chines. The island is designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

The island has been home to the poets Swinburne and Tennyson and to Queen Victoria, who built her much-loved summer residence and final home Osborne House at East Cowes. It has a maritime and industrial tradition including boat-building, sail-making, the manufacture of flying boats, the hovercraft, and Britain's space rockets. The island hosts annual music festivals including the Isle of Wight Festival, which in 1970 was the largest rock music event ever held. It has well-conserved wildlife and some of the richest cliffs and quarries for dinosaur fossils in Europe.

The isle was owned by a Norman family until 1293 and was earlier a kingdom in its own right. In common with the Crown dependencies, the British Crown was then represented on the island by the Governor of the Isle of Wight until 1995. The island has played an important part in the defence of the ports of Southampton and Portsmouth, and been near the front-line of conflicts through the ages, including the Spanish Armada and the Battle of Britain. Rural for most of its history, its Victorian fashionability and the growing affordability of holidays led to significant urban development during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Historically part of Hampshire, the island became a separate administrative county in 1890. It continued to share the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire until 1974, when it was made its own ceremonial county. Apart from a shared police force, there is now no administrative link with Hampshire, although a combined local authority with Portsmouth and Southampton was considered, this is now unlikely to proceed.The quickest public transport link to the mainland is the hovercraft from Ryde to Southsea; three vehicle ferry and two catamaran services cross the Solent to Southampton, Lymington and Portsmouth.

Passage Islands

The Passage Islands (Spanish: Islas del Pasaje) are a group of four islands in the Falkland Islands of the South Atlantic Ocean. They lie off Dunnose Head, West Falkland, at the mouth of King George Bay.

Swan Point, Weddell Island

Swan Point (Spanish: Punta Swan, Punta del Caballo) is the point on the southwest side of the entrance to Queen Charlotte Bay, forming the northeast extremity of Weddell Island in the Falkland Islands.The point is located at 51°45′52″S 60°51′55″W, which is 26.7 kilometres (16.6 mi) north-northeast of Race Point, 2.4 kilometres (1.5 mi) east of Loop Head and 17 kilometres (11 mi) southwest of Dunnose Head, West Falkland.

Swan Island was an early name of Weddell Island.


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